President Donald Trump encouraged his 44.2 million followers in Twitter to purchase a book written by an anchor on Fox News.
Orleans: The Battle the Shaped America’s Destiny by Brian Kilmeade, a host on Fox & Friends morning TV program.
Go get the new book on Andrew Jackson by Brian Kilmeade…Really good. @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
Many believed the President lied about reading the book because he repeatedly admitted in the past that he didn’t have time to read. During an interview with The Washington Post in July last year, then candidate Trump said he hadn’t read any presidential biographies because he was busy.
At the time, Trump said, “I never have, I’m always busy doing a lot. Now I’m more busy I guess, than ever before.”
If he didn’t have then to read as a businessman and presidential candidate, it is reasonable to think that it is impossible for him to read any book now that he is the President of the United States. As we all know, Presidents work almost 24 hours a day. He is much busier now.
Last year, Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter who wrote Trump’s 1987 business memoir entitled The Art of the Deal said he never saw a book in the billionaire’s house during the year and half that he was following him.
Schwartz said, “I seriously doubt that Trump has ever read a book straight through in his adult life,” as quoted by The New Yorker.
It is also interesting to note that Trump admitted during a previous interview with Megyn Kelly that he only reads “passages, areas, and chapters” of books. He said the same reason, he didn’t have time. He told Kelly that his favorite book was All Quiet on the Western Front.
In January, The New York Times reported that Trump “does not read books” and prefers watching TV to relax in the evenings.
Anyway, when it comes to book reading, we all know that First Lady Melania Trump spends time reading books for children.